BOISE, Idaho — Authorities are bringing in two military air tankers from Wyoming to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.
HELENA — Seismographs have picked up a swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, including dozens early Tuesday.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — An emergency management official says a tornado that struck a North Dakota oil worker camp injured nine people, one of them critically.
With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand new truck.
HELENA — The quantity of hot, molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park’s supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.
A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably “mobs,” “panic” and “looting.”
MOOSE — More rain and cooler weather have prompted officials to reduce the wildfire risk in the Jackson area from "high" to just "moderate."
DETROIT — In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the …
In early May, as my plane banked on approach to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., a plume of smoke fanned out below from Banning Pass. The fire that time was the Summit fire, a bad enough blaze — about 3,000 acres burned, one house destroyed, two firefighters injured — but one tha…
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Friday, trapping people in their vehicles as it swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat the storm home.
WASHINGTON — While listening to an NPR report out of Moore, Okla., this week, I was genuinely shocked. Not by the scale of the devastation or the tenacity of people who have grown stoically accustomed to the damage tornadoes can do, but by a political sentiment that, in almost any other era,…
WASHINGTON — In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency-worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the nation's civic liturgy were the nat…
WASHINGTON -- Symbolic of the debate we're not having about government's size and role -- the essence of the deficit problem -- is the future of farm subsidies. Running $10 billion to $15 billion annually, they don't do much good. For starters, they haven't saved small farms. Since the 1930s…
Here at home, U.S. government action on climate change has been paralyzed by politics, but American taxpayers are actually trying to make things better abroad, whether they know it or not. At the front lines in the climate change war, there's no argument about whether weather disasters come …
As the devastation wrought by super storm Sandy becomes increasingly evident, one of the greatest of human impulses is certain to kick in: generosity.
JACKSON — A wildfire that for a time was threatening the town of Jackson has now been all but fully contained and firefighters are packing up some of their equipment.
JACKSON — Firefighters are close to fully containing a 3,400-acre wildfire that once posed a threat to the town of Jackson.
PINEDALE — Fire officials say a wildfire burning about 30 miles west of Pinedale in western Wyoming is 10 percent contained.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - An evacuation advisory for about 1,000 residents in Jackson has been lifted thanks to the work of firefighters to protect the ski resort town from a nearby wildfire - but a return of dry, windy weather is keeping fire mangers cautious.